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Koume
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Koume, as seen in-game from Majora's Mask
Title(s)
Sorceress of Flame (OoT)[1]
Race
Gender
Female[1]
Main appearance(s)
Other appearance(s)
Era(s)
Family
Kotake (sister)[2]
Ganondorf (surrogate son)[1]

Koume is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.

Biography

Ocarina of Time

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Koume

Ganondorf's surrogate mother. Sorceress of Flame. She seems vulnerable to low temperatures.

Koume, along with her sister, Kotake, are twin Gerudo witches who possess fire and ice powers, respectively. Koume and Kotake collectively have the power to combine to form Twinrova, a witch with both fire and ice powers. Because of her fire-based powers, Koume is weak to Kotake's ice powers, a property that is transferred to Twinrova upon their fusion.[1]

Together, Koume and Kotake acted as surrogate mothers for Ganondorf,[2] raising him to be evil in the hopes of fostering his role as the Demon King, Ganon.[3] Koume and Kotake operated in secret, using the Spirit Temple as a hideout.[4] Nabooru learned of this and attempted to enter the Spirit Temple to steal their treasure and potentially thwart their plans. Because of the small passages in the Spirit Temple, Nabooru is unable to navigate it and so enlists Link's aid to steal the Silver Gauntlets from within. However, as Link retrieves the Gauntlets, Koume and Kotake discover Nabooru and capture her with the intent of brainwashing her with their black magic.[9][10]

When Link reenters the Spirit Temple seven years later, he is greeted by Koume and Kotake, who force him to battle an Iron Knuckle as punishment for intruding upon their hideout.[9] After defeating the Iron Knuckle, it is revealed that Koume and Kotake outfitted Nabooru with Iron Knuckle armor and forced her to defend the Spirit Temple against her will.[17] After Nabooru comes to her senses, Koume and Kotake decide to brainwash her once more and magically transport her elsewhere.[18][19][20][21] They then retreat deeper into the Spirit Temple, waiting for Link to meet them once more.

When Link enters the Spirit Temple's boss chamber, Koume and Kotake mock him, claiming that he is there to offer himself as a sacrifice for Ganondorf.[22] Prior to their fight with Link, Koume swears to burn Link to the bone.[23] After Link deals enough damage to the duo, Koume tells her sister that it is time to get serious,[24] prompting them to launch their Double Dynamite Attack, fusing into Twinrova.[25]

When Link defeats Twinrova, Koume and Kotake separate, resolving to come at Link more seriously.[26] However, Kotake notices a halo floating above Koume's head, leading to an argument between the two as they both float toward the sky.[9] Before they disappear completely, Koume and Kotake threaten to return and haunt Link from beyond the grave.[39]

Characteristics

Main article: Twinrova

Majora's Mask

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Koume is the Terminan counterpart of the Koume from Hyrule in Majora's Mask. Koume resides in the Southern Swamp with her sister, Kotake. At some point prior to Link's arrival, Koume was attacked by the Skull Kid while she was picking Mushrooms in the Woods of Mystery. She was left there, injured and unable to return home. Upon seeing Link inside the Woods, she will ask him to give her something to restore her energy.[40][41] If Link does not have a Bottle with a Red Potion in it, she will begrudge the fact that he's of no help to her.[42] Link can return to Kotake with news of her sister's whereabouts to obtain a Bottle containing a Red Potion, intended to be given to Koume.[43][44] Upon giving her a Red Potion, Koume will recognize it as Kotake's work and drink it hastily.[45] After drinking the Potion, Koume's energy will return to her and she will offer Link a free ride in the Boat Cruise as thanks for saving her.[46][47]

At the Swamp Tourist Center, Koume reiterates her offer for a free Boat Cruise ride and, if Link does not have a Pictograph Box, gifts one to him as part of a promotion put on by the Tourist Center.[48] Prior to taking Link out on the Boat Cruise, Koume also informs Link that he can take a Pictograph taken with his Pictograph Box to the Swamp Tourist Center Guide for a prize.[49] In Majora's Mask 3D, Koume will warn Link that the Boat will be ramming into the Big Octo blocking the Boat's path.[50] Koume "accompanies" Link throughout the Boat Cruise and offers departures at the Deku Palace.[51] If Link completes the Boat Cruise, Koume will welcome him back to the Swamp Tourist Center and invite him to return if he wants to ride again.[52] Link can purchase Tickets from Koume for 50 Rupees for adults and 10 Rupees for children.[53] Koume will not sell Tickets to anyone other than Humans.[54]

After clearing the Swamp of its poison, Koume can be spoken to again the Swamp Tourist Center, where she will offer Link a chance to play Koume's Target Shooting.[55] [56] [57]


[58]

If Link tries to speak to Koume in the Woods of Mystery as a Deku, Goron, or Zora, Koume will pretend to be dead.[59][60]

Oracle of Seasons

At some point, Koume and Kotake are reborn and the two plot to resurrect their master, Ganon.

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Oracle of Ages

Other Appearances

Ocarina of Time (Himekawa)

Oracle of Seasons (Himekawa)

In the Oracle of Seasons manga by Akira Himekawa, Koume and Kotake ambush Link, Maple and Ricky as they are heading to Northern Peak. The duo do this by tricking Link after disguising Kotake as an elderly woman in need of assistance atop a gorge.[64] Out of kindness, Link resolves to help her reach her destination.[65] As Link grabs her hand, he questions how the old woman was capable of reaching their position unaided.[66] When he is distracted, Kotake drags him down the side of the gorge into a pit infested with Moldorms. Koume and Kotake reveal themselves to Link's group after they have been cornered, criticizing them for being too kind.[67][68] With the help of the recently-awakened Moosh, Link and his friends escape to fight Onox. During the decisive battle with Onox, Koume and Kotake use their magical powers to summon Onox's true form from the Dark Realm.[69]

Oracle of Ages (Himekawa)

After their failed plan to destroy Holodrum, Koume and Kotake resume their work by following Link to Labrynna in the Oracle of Ages manga by Akira Himekawa. In "Oracle of Ages: Nayru", she watches over Link's victory in the fighting contest in Lynna City from the Room of Rites, sardonically congratulating him while resolving to defeat him.[70][71] They send Veran to enact their plan of destroying Link, though they warn her that he has the power to repel evil magic.[72][73] Veran initiates this plan by possessing Nayru, the Oracle of Ages, and tricking Queen Ambi into constructing the Black Tower. In doing so, Queen Ambi unwittingly spreads misery among her people, which Koume and Kotake intend to use to ignite the Flame of Sorrow.

Koume and Kotake reappear in "Veran's True Form" after Link and Sir Raven defeat Veran, having traveled to the past to continue their dark designs. In her dying breath, Veran offers her own sorrows to Koume and Kotake.[74] Upon receiving the collective sorrow from Veran, Koume and Kotake appear before Link, who recognizes them from his journey in Holodrum.[75][76] Koume and Kotake reintroduce themselves as Twinrova and explain that the Flames of Destruction and Flames of Sorrow have both been ignited.[77][78] Sacrificing themselves as the final catalyst, they manage to resurrect Ganon. However, Princess Zelda calls to Link from across time to inform him that Ganon's resurrection wasn't totally complete, as Twinrova only managed to return the mindless body, filled with rage.[79]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Koume and her sister, Kotake, appear as stage hazards in the Gerudo Valley stage of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Koume attacks the left side of the stage with flames.

Nomenclature

The names of Koume and her sister, Kotake, are derived from the elderly twin sisters in the Japanese mystery novel 八぀咓村 (The Village of Eight Gravestones).[80][81]

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Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese コウパ (Kōme) From 小撅 (こうめ), "small plum".

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See Also

References

  1. ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Template:Cite Text Dump
  2. ↑ 2.0 2.1 "THE GERUDO TRIBE: PEOPLE OF THE DESERT
    A group of thieves that inhabit the Gerudo Desert. The tribe bears only female children, who occasionally wander into Hyrule to search for boyfriends. Their customs decree that a male child, born to the tribe once every hundred years, will be crowned their king.
    Ganondorf was raised by Kotake and Koume, a pair of twin witches called Twinrova. Twinrova worship Ganondorf as the Demon King. It could be said that the sisters, who have lived for over four hundred years, rule the tribe from behind the scenes."
     (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 90)
  3. ↑ "TWINROVA
    These witches raised Ganon back when he was known as Ganondorf the Thief. They worshiped him as the Demon King Ganon and plot to resurrect him."
     (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 98)
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  10. ↑ "NABOORU, THE SPIRIT SAGE
    A chivalrous thief of the Gerudo tribe. Because she opposes Ganondorf, she is brainwashed by his surrogate mothers, a pair called Twinrova."
     (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 89)
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  40. ↑ "I was just busy minding my own business, picking mushrooms, when... BAM! I got hit from behind! That pesky Skull Kid! Did he think an old hag wouldn't recognize him if he hid his face? Oh, ow! To think he's that powerful...and now I can't even move! You! Don't you have anything that gives you energy?" β€” Koume (Majora's Mask 3D)
  41. ↑ "Ow-ow-yeow! Don't you feel obligated to help a sorry old hag when you see one?" β€” Koume (Majora's Mask 3D)
  42. ↑ "Ah! What is this?! You're no help... I say, you're not at all what you make yourself out to be!" β€” Koume (Majora's Mask 3D)
  43. ↑ "What's that?!? The Skull Kid got to Koume?!? That's ridiculous... If it's just the Skull Kid, then what harm could he possibly do? Oh!! Well, if that's true, then take this potion to her... This isn't good..." β€” Kotake (Majora's Mask 3D)
  44. ↑ "Quick! Take that potion to her!" β€” Kotake (Majora's Mask 3D)
  45. ↑ "Ah! That color! That smell... That's definitely Kotake's..." β€” Koume (Majora's Mask 3D)
  46. ↑ "Ooh! Feel the energy flow! Koume is revived!!!" β€” Koume (Majora's Mask 3D)
  47. ↑ "You saved me! I'm the swamp tour guide. I run the boat cruise, so come by if you want a free ride." β€” Koume (Majora's Mask 3D)
  48. ↑ "Oh! Thanks for what you did back there! In a special deal just for you, I'll let you take this cruise for free. Ah, yes, we've got a special going on right now, so we're giving this out for free!" β€” Koume (Majora's Mask 3D)
  49. ↑ "If you take a nice picture from the boat, take it to that fella over there. All right... The boat's leaving!" β€” Koume (Majora's Mask 3D)
  50. ↑ "Dead ahead, you'll see a rowdy Big Octo blocking the way. The only way out is through! We'll be, ehem, nudging the big guy momentarily, so hold on to your britches!" β€” Koume (Majora's Mask 3D)
  51. ↑ "We have now arrived at the Deku Palace. The swamp water is poisonous here, so please watch your step." β€” Koume (Majora's Mask 3D)
  52. ↑ "Well welcome back. If you're ever in the mood, come again..." β€” Koume (Majora's Mask 3D)
  53. ↑ "If you're going on the boat cruise, buy your ticket here. ...Umm...
    Adults: 50 Rupees
    Children: 10 Rupees.
    Group discounts for 15 or more... So...going on the cruise?
    " β€” Koume (Majora's Mask 3D)
  54. ↑ "Well, this is where the boat cruise leaves from, but unfortunately it's for humans only." β€” Koume (Majora's Mask 3D)
  55. ↑ "Oh! Thanks for what you did back there! As a special just for you, I'll let you take this cruise for free. Oh, but wait... Yes. Just as I thought... It seems the poison swamp has been cleaned up, so why not try something that's more interesting? How about a little game? I'll fly around on my broom while you try to hit the target below me! Doesn't it sound fun? Well, wanna try? [Sure] Tee-hee-hee! That's the way to go! But let me explain! You're not aiming at me with that bow. You're aiming for the target! If you hit me, I'll never forgive you." β€” Koume (Majora's Mask 3D)
  56. ↑ "[XX] hits! Pretty good, considering... Well, as I promised... Here! Take this." β€” Koume (Majora's Mask 3D)
  57. ↑ "Now wasn't that fun? If you'd like to play again, come back and see me... Tee-hee!" β€” Koume (Majora's Mask 3D)
  58. ↑ "You got a high score in Koume's Target Shooting! This was added to your notebook!" β€” Bombers' Notebook (Majora's Mask 3D)
  59. ↑ "Ack! Now I've done it! I've gone and attracted some weirdo's attention! Umm... I'll just play dead." β€” Koume (Majora's Mask 3D)
  60. ↑ "........." β€” Koume (Majora's Mask 3D)
  61. ↑ "TWINROVA'S TACTICS
    The twin witches known as Twinrova were plotting ways to perform the ceremony that would resurrect the Demon King. For the resurrection ceremony to occur, it was necessary to light the Flame of Destruction, the Flame of Sorrow, and the Flame of Despair, derived from the chaos, sorrow, and hopelessness of humanity. They would also need to offer up a sacred sacrifice. In order to obtain the Flame of Destruction and the Flame of Sorrow, Twinrova sent Onox, the General of Darkness, to the land of Holodrum, and Veran, the Sorceress of Shadows, to the land of Labrynna."
     (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 98)
  62. ↑ "THE CEREMONY OF RESURRECTION IS NEARLY COMPLETE
    Twinrova, who had lurked behind the scenes in Holodrum and Labrynna, pulling the strings, managed to light the Flame of Destruction and the Flame of Sorrow. All that remained was to kidnap Princess Zelda and light the Flame of Despair. Using the princess as a sacred sacrifice, they attempted to resurrect Ganon."
     (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 101)
  63. ↑ "THE CEREMONY OF RESURRECTION AND THE DEMON KING'S REVIVAL
    Link borrowed the power of the Oracle of Seasons and the Oracle of Ages and threw himself upon the ceremonial altar. He cornered and defeated Twinrova, but the twin witches sacrificed themselves to resurrect Ganon. Because the ceremony had not been completed, however, Ganon returned as a witless, demonic beast. Link brought down the rampaging Demon King and rescued Princess Zelda, restoring peace to the lands of Holdorum and Labrynna."
     (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 101)
  64. ↑ "I'M BENT OVER BY OLD AGE... ...AND I CAN'T WALK. WILL YOU HELP ME?" β€” Kotake (OoSM)
  65. ↑ "I'M NOT SURE HOW. WE CAN'T TAKE YOU BACK THE WAY YOU CAME..." β€” Link (OoSM)
    "IT ISN'T TOO FAR TO THE CASTLE. WHY DOESN'T SHE JUST WAIT HERE?" β€” Maple (OoSM)
    "NO! WE CAN'T LEAVE AN OLD LADY HERE ALONE!" β€” Link (OoSM)
  66. ↑ "OKAY, MA'AM, LET'S GO." β€” Link (OoSM)
    "THANK YOU. YOU'RE SO KIND." β€” Kotake (OoSM)
    "WAIT A MINUTE... HOW DID AN OLD WOMAN WITH A BAD BACK GET UP HERE ALONE?" β€” Link (OoSM)
  67. ↑ "YOU'RE TOO KIND! THAT'S YOUR FATAL FLAW, LINK!" β€” Koume (OoSM)
  68. ↑ "HOW SAD. DIN IS SO CLOSE, BUT YOUR JOURNEY ENDS HERE, I'M AFRAID." β€” Kotake (OoSM)
  69. ↑ "THIS IS MY TRUE FORM, SUMMONED HERE FROM THE DARK REALM BY THE TWINROVA!" β€” Onox (OoSM)
  70. ↑ "HEE HEE... WELL DONE... ...YOUNG HERO! THOUGH YOU DEFEATED US ON HOLODRUM, VILE LINK... ...THIS TIME WE WON'T LET YOU INTERFERE IN THE PLANS OF THE TWINROVA!" β€” Twinrova (OoAM)
  71. ↑ "WE WILL RESURRECT THE KING OF EVIL... ...AND SEND LINK TO HIS GRAVE." β€” Twinrova (OoAM)
  72. ↑ "VERAN! DON'T TAKE THE BOY LIGHTLY. HE DEFEATED ONOX, THE GENERAL OF DARKNESS! HE HAS A STRANGE POWER THAT REPELS EVIL MAGIC." β€” Twinrova (OoAM)
  73. ↑ "LEAVE IT TO ME, TWINROVA. I'LL SHOW YOU HOW A HERO IS DESTROYED...UTTERLY AND FINALLY! HEH HEH HEH..." β€” Veran (OoAM)
  74. ↑ "HOW CAN IT BE... HOW CAN I HAVE LOST? T-TWINROVA... I SEND YOU ONE FINAL LAMENTATION... ...MY OWN!" β€” Veran (OoAM)
  75. ↑ "WELL DONE, VERAN! WE RECEIVED THE SORROW YOU COLLECTED." β€” Twinrova (OoAM)
  76. ↑ "I'VE HEARD THAT VOICE BEFORE...! IT CAN'T BE! YOU TWO HAVE BEEN BEHIND THIS MISERY ALL ALONG?!" β€” Link (OoAM)
  77. ↑ "REMEMBER US, LINK? REMEMBER... ...THE GERUDO WITCHES, THE TWINROVA!" β€” Twinrova (OoAM)
  78. ↑ "BOTH FLAMES HAVE NOW BEEN LIT... ... ONE FOR DESTRUCTION AND ONE FOR SORROW! FOR OUR LORD GANON WE GIVE OUR LIVES... ...AND RESURRECT THE KING OF EVIL!!" β€” Twinrova (OoAM)
  79. ↑ "THE TWINROVA'S RITUAL TO BRING BACK GANON WAS INCOMPLETE. ONLY HIS EVIL STRENGTH HAS BEEN RAISED. IT'S A BEAST WITHOUT ANY INTELLIGENCE. THERE'S NO TELLING WHAT IT WILL DO." β€” Princess Zelda (OoAM)
  80. ↑ γ€Œε…­γ€ε’“ζ‘οΌŸε…«γ€ε’“ζ‘γ˜γ‚ƒγͺγγ¦οΌŸγ€ (in English), The Case Files of Ho-Ling, June 1, 2011.
  81. ↑ 八぀咓村 (The Village of Eight Gravestones), .